François Heisbourg

Hyperterrorism: The New War Publication date : May 1, 2003

On 11 September 2001, the world discovered hyper-terrorism. Stricken at its very core, the United States immediately prepared a counterattack on the stateless, landless enemy — which led to the war in Afghanistan. Working with some of the top experts at the French Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, François Heisbourg provides some of the keys to help us understand the underlying causes of the attacks of 11 September 2001 and to assess the consequences:
What were the motivations of the organisers of the attacks and what were the means at their disposal? The successive stages of the counterattack can be expected to last several years: how will they unfold? How will the geopolitical map of the world be redrawn? How will our own economic, political and social life be affected in the face of the formidable choice between freedom and security?

François Heisbourg, an internationally renowned specialist in international and defence issues, is the director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) and president of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS).